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  •  Regarding credit reports, it's interesting that (3+ / 0-)
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    people have no qualms about corporate America collecting tons of financial data on everyone, tracking so much activity that they can maintain "credit reports" on each person, yet are scared to death of government.  I guess it's true that people trust corporations more than government.  Explains the resistance to single payer and the like.

    •  I've been making that point constantly. (3+ / 0-)
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      Seriously, corporate America has far more data on us than the government does. And they use it far more nefariously on a daily basis. So I'm really supposed to get upset that the NSA has my phone number? Seriously?

      I find Equifax, TransUnion and Exparian far, far more dangerous.

      •  My company did work for all those companies, and (0+ / 0-)

        On the one hand I know how lax they are at letting information in, so I know some good ways to get a pristine record, but on the other hand it has encouraged me to only use small businesses whenever possible as they do not report.

    •  Lenders have a need to see my credit report (0+ / 0-)

      The government usually does not.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 06:30:59 PM PDT

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    •  A lot of people have qualms, but because the (0+ / 0-)

      "representatives" in Congress do the bidding of corporations, the financial industry and the financial services industry, we cannot seem to do much about it.

      At least we're now aware of it and allowed occasional access to what it says about us.  That's a far cry from where it was before regular citizens started lobbying to get some rules around it.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 12:31:27 AM PDT

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